Social Worker - Pavilion for Women

 
Position: Social Worker - Pavilion for Women

Talent Area: Social Worker

Shift: All Shifts

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Social Worker—someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You’ll develop, plan and deliver pediatric social work services to assist patients and families in making psychosocial adaptations to illness, and utilize health care and community resources optimally.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides psychosocial screenings/assessments by interviewing patients and/or their families for information about the patients’ social, emotional/psychological, developmental/educational/vocational, environmental, financial and health situations, within authorization periods, as required for patient care and/or treatment/transitional planning
  • Develops, implements and/or updates comprehensive pediatric social work care plans 
  • Facilitates to patients/families use of community resources 
  • Actively participates in providers conferences to identify and respond to the psychosocial needs of the patients/families and to provide psychosocial information pertinent to formulating Plans of Care 
  • Delivers appropriate, focused patient/family counseling in accordance with the patients/families right to self-determination and principles of confidentiality 
  • Utilizes quality improvement process to identify improvement opportunities and establish/assess/evaluate programs and services and their outcomes
  • Educates self by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education program as evidenced by attendance and CEU records


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work
  • Licensure as Social Worker in the State of Texas
  • Can create a thorough psychosocial assessment and develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care
  • Ability to conceptualize the psychosocial needs presented by the assigned patient population, to intervene with patient/family behavior, to coordinate community resources and to handle crisis and complex psychosocial situations
  • Ability to handle grief
  • Demonstrate initiative, good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent professional listening and communication skills

Preferred - Previous employment in health care, a health care specialization in schooling or a field work practicum in health care



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